Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is planning on forcing a vote to block President Trump’s declaration of emergency at the U.S.-Mexico southern border.
Democrats are outraged over the president’s effort to reallocate funds within his administration to build the border wall.
The president is using approximately $3.6 billion from military projects involving construction to secure the southern border.
The Washington Post reports Schumer intends to justify his vote based on existing law, “as stipulated by the National Emergencies Act, Democrats will once again force a vote to terminate the president’s national emergency declaration.”
Schumer is opposed to the border wall because he feels it’s “ineffective.”
Why is President @realDonaldTrump taking from military families and schools and communities to pay for his expensive, ineffective border wall that he promised Mexico would pay for? pic.twitter.com/YJ3NbhbOgQ
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 8, 2019
However in 2006, Schumer, joined by then-Senator Barack Obama and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, voted to construct a fence at the southern border.
Watch The Washington Post video HERE.
In the past, Schumer was once a vocal opponent of illegal immigration.
“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple… People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.” – Senator Chuck Schumer, 2009 pic.twitter.com/6SbhCaWUMY
— GOP (@GOP) June 21, 2018
Democrat resistance against the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is all about politics.
The complete reversal on securing the southern border is based on pure opposition to President Trump.